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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near River Forest, IL.

Dr. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Rockford, IL. Dr. Trenhaile has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trenhaile honors. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Trenhaile attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Trenhaile has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injury, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Dane H Salazar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1235 N Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Salazar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Rockford, IL. Dr. Blint honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, acetabular fracture

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Bottros, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. John Bottros' specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bottros is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bottros graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, bursitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5668 E State Street; Suite 400
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andreas Fischer works as an orthopedist. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Fischer performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey S Earhart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Earhart practices orthopedic trauma in Rockford, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Earhart's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Earhart is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.